This has been my second year playing SuperBru during the Super15 Rugby Tournament. For those that don’t know, SuperBru is where you can make picks regarding the outcome of games and then compete against other players in pools to see who can make the most points at the end of the season. It’s not just limited to rugby. It also has soccer, cricket and even Formula 1. I am currently taking part in 5 or 6 different pools.
So, this week past I had quite a successful week with my predictions. So good that I ended up being the Yellow Cap winner in 3 of the pools I play in. That means I scored the most points for that week than any other player in that pool.
Now one of the pools I’m playing and won the Yellow Cap in is Prepaid24. And they are kind enough to have weekly prizes, one of which is R250 prepaid airtime/electricity for the Yellow Cap winner. So guess what I just received on my cellphone? lol.
Thank you very much Prepaid24 for the R250 airtime you just loaded on my phone.
Guys, do me a favor. Go and visit their Facebook Page and Like them. The provide an excellent and efficient service and I can definitely recommend them. So off you go. I’m waiting…..
South Africans are being exploited. This is not a race thing. I did not say White or Black South Africans. I mean normal tax-paying South Africans.
The worse part about it is that we know we are being exploited. But I wonder for how much longer we are going to take it.
Let’s look at some of the issues:
- Fuel has once again gone up. The pattern is clear. Increase the fuel price for 3 months in a row. Then have a token decrease on month 4 that get’s everybody exited but does nothing to ease the strain on our finances.
- Eskom has been allowed to increase their tariffs every year by 8%. Granted it isn’t the 16% they wanted, but 8% is still higher than the inflation rate, and how many people here actually receive salary increases over the inflation rate?
- Gauteng users will soon be tolled for using their highways, yet only a small percentage of that toll will actually go towards maintaining the roads and paying for the upgrades that were done. The only winner in this saga is the foreign company who won the tender to run the system. So the largest portion of the money will not even stay in South Africa.
The list goes on. Yes, there are good things also happening but it just feels like the bad is completely overshadowing the good.
In my opinion if things continue in this way, then we are heading for a revolt. It’s getting to a point where even the normally apathetic and non-toytoying whites will start to physically protest rather than just bitch about it around the braai.
The bottom line: We can only take so much, and the Governments seems hell-bend on finding out just how far we can be pushed.